Environment

ReCycle Unveils World’s First 100% Recycled-Aluminum Bicycles

December 17, 2012 / No Comments

In today’s world, going green is trendy. The environmental impact of transport is important as it creates air pollution and global warming through CO2 emissions. Many  countries encourage riding a bicycle as it is pollution free and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. If you want to take it to the green extreme, you can use a cycle made from 100-percent-recycled ...

Peru Imposes 10-Year Ban on Genetically Engineered Foods

December 4, 2012 / No Comments

Peru has also joined the war against genetically modified organisms worldwide by passing a 10-year ban on genetically modified ingredients within the country. Peru’s government has approved the regulations on the importation, production and use of GMO foods in the country. The law, which aims at preserving Peru’s biodiversity and local farmers, was approved by President Ollanta Humala last year and ...

Ocean Acidification Impacting Sea Snails

November 27, 2012 / 1 Comment

Believe it or not, snail-like sea creatures are vanishing in a part of the Southern Ocean due to the human-caused carbon dioxide emissions. Scientists have already predicted that a group of tiny snail-like sea creatures crucial to the marine food web may one day disappear due to the changing ocean chemistry. Now a new survey conducted by Geraint Tarling and his ...

Haiti Imposes Ban on Plastic Bags

October 1, 2012 / No Comments

You can see plastic and foam food containers everywhere including canals, cluttering streets and the oceans lining the Caribbean nations. With the situation turning more alarming, the Haiti government has announced a ban on the import, manufacture or sale of plastic bags and disposable foam products as of October 1. Most of these products are now imported into Haiti from ...

San Francisco Bike Sharing Program Set to Catch Up

September 27, 2012 / No Comments

Bike sharing is catching up in San Francisco. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, in association with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, is planning to introduce a bike sharing fleet program for its pedallers. As part of this program, 500 bikes will be placed in 50 stations. The system facilitates the pedallers to pick up bikes and drop them ...

Climate Change Plays Havoc on Arctic Ice

September 25, 2012 / No Comments

Global warming is for sure playing havoc on Arctic ice. In August, the US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) stated that over 900 cubic kilometers of summer sea ice had vanished from the Arctic Ocean. According to NSIDC, it has reached its lowest levels this year, setting a new low. This year the levels have gone down to 3.41 ...

TS Designs T-Shirts Made from Organic Cotton

September 19, 2012 / No Comments

After long ten years of dreams, plotting and planting, Cotton of Carolinas has finally bloomed into T-shirts printed on the first-ever commercially grown certified-organic cotton grown in North Carolina. In 2006, Eric Henry founded the T S Designs with “dirt to shirt” philosophy. The group supports local jobs by maintaining the textile process within the state. T S Designs now has ...

Argentine Plants Guitar-Shaped Forest in Memory of Late Wife

September 14, 2012 / No Comments

Some people go to any extend to express their love. They are ready to do anything for the sake of their loved ones. Here, a man from Argentina, in order to pay tribute to his lost wife, has planted a beautiful and stunning rainbow-colored forest in the shape of a giant guitar. The forest stretches 2/3 of a mile long and ...

Space Shuttle Endeavour Movement Might Prove Fatal to 400 Trees

September 6, 2012 / No Comments

Space shuttle Endeavour's final 12-mile journey will bring a magnificent spectacle for the people in Los Angeles. Most of them are very excited to witness one of the important chapters of history.  But the excitement could be hampered when they hear that the city would have to chop down 400 trees to make way for the shuttle. The shuttle’s move to ...

FedEx Ups Emission Reduction Goal by 50%

August 24, 2012 / No Comments

As we all know, FedEx provides transportation, e-commerce and business services to customers. What you might not know is that FedEx has been striving hard to reduce carbon emissions over these years. In 2008, the company announced that it will look to reduce carbon emissions from its aircraft and try to increase the fuel efficacy of its FedEx vehicle fleet by ...